A shop of interest

The Shop of interest is a very new shop that opened in Glasgow, describing itself as a purveyor of arts and interesting things. I can only track them down on the Facebook page and I guess a site will follow.

I am now selling various products in their shop as Glasgow continues to be a hot bed of gift design.

Counter objects

Counter-objects.co.uk is a showcase for product design from some of the world's best known and most highly-regarded designers as well as emerging young talent. They recently launched this spin off retail site and requested to include my Carrier Pigeon bags.

Cards go stateside

Vigo cards, based in New York City, have recently added my foiled bird card series to their online stock. They were established in 1993 and specialise in cards and gift wrap.


Broad as a bean

OK, I know it may have happened during the summer but believe me there's nothing better than a coarse, fresh and lip smacking broad bean bruschetta. It also gives me an opportunity to reminisce, now that the cold snap is setting in.

More Animalphabet

While I work out what the other 23 animals will be here are the first three of my series of Animalphabet cards once more from another position in my house. The are £3.50 each and that comes with an envelope too! If they were involved with Noah they would come in twos, but that is not the case here, for a pack of four they are £12.00.

Brother Farrell in the fold

Thought I'd post a little of what my younger brother John is all about. He is a very gifted illustrator and draftsperson so anyone out there with a pocket full of lucky breaks perhaps you could dig deep.

Yeti and Trooper above, demonstrate John's exquisite hand drawn style.

Print with more views

I enjoyed being involved in my first mini-print exchange at Snap, Bristol, in the summer so much that I decided to print and add four more to the series.

Each print measures 210 mm square and if I get my act together they will be displayed on my home page soon. They are all an edition of 30 at £45 each and I'm sure they'll make a great stocking filler, even if you don't make the slopes this winter!

Art behind the Walled Garden

A selection of work, including my prints, will be exhibited at the Barley Wood Walled Garden Cafe, Wrington, North Somerset. The green light has been given by Bristol Ethicurean and has been curated by Katy Chard who is a printmaker at Snap, Bristol.

Matt and Jack are Bristol Ethicurean who are committed to providing fine tasting food by sourcing ethical and local produce. These two Bristolians have moved their operations to Barley Wood.

Above is one of my new 'Flock' screen prints which will be on show - 'Flight of Swallows'.


H is for Husky

I had to add in a detail of my new series of hand printed cards featuring my Animalphabet. It will take my some time to complete but it will feature more obscure images from the animal kingdom such as the Yellow Fin Tuna and Red Panda and Orka.

Bristol Sky

Back in my hometown and lovin every minute.

Tenderfoot opening

Calling all craft folk in Bristol BS4 or all of Bristol come to think of it - Tenderfoot opened last Saturday 13th and has already created a lot of interest. It's a make and bake kinda of place.

Besides giving life to a previously derelict shop, it is providing a haven for creative workshops for young and old and stocks designs from Brislington's and Bristols creative massive. Tenderfoot can be found at 100 Wick Road, Brislington Bristol BS4 4HF.

See Red Direct

My Carrier Pigeon bags in black and red are now available from Red Direct. They have been selected as part of this Autumn season's new range.

Solo at Centrespace

Thank you to those people who managed to find me at the Centrespace Gallery, Bristol during my solo show. The private view was a highlight during an enjoyable and successfull week and it was good to exhibit back in my hometown.

Fieldnotes Special

I printed an exclusive rerun of my Fieldnotes for Walcot House, a company that designs accessories for contemporary interiors. They were added to a goodie bag at a prestigious design fair.

Tea & Make on Wye

I was invited by sally and Esther of Tea & Make who organised yet another creative gathering on the banks of the River Wye this September, outside the Ye Olde Ferrie Inn.

the rain stayed away enough for us to set out our stalls and make the most of the last summer sunshine. My new 'Seabird' series of limited edition prints are featured below.

My County

Charlie Gladstone of Pedlars, a company that sells home wares and designer gifts, both contemporary and vintage, commissioned me to create an exclusive range of screen prints to sell on-line and at various outlets.

'My County' is currently available in editions of 20 as Dorset/Thomas Hardy, Devon/Cream Teas, Somerset/Cider and Cornwall/Land's End.

Edinburgh Art Fair

Smithson Gallery, Bristol will be representing and exhibiting my work at this year's Edinburgh Art Fair from the 18th to 21st November on stand E7.

This year promises to be better than ever with the highest quality and most eclectic range of original art ever to have been seen in Scotland's capital city.

A is for Animalphabet

I recently hand printed at Spike Island, Bristol the first three cards of my new Animalphabet series. I chose a selection of animals with a winter connection as we approach Christmas and the card/gift buying season. The same images will be available as prints in 2011.

Front Room

If you're wondering what to do before the Christmas rush, why not get out and about and visit Bristol's oldest open house art trail this November.

I will be part of the Front Room trail in its 10th year at 84 St Lukes Crescent, Totterdown along with Lucie Sheridan. We will be opening on Friday 19th from 6pm and over the weekend 12pm to 6pm.